Articles from Transform February - March 2021

All that glitters: Safety concerns in India’s Mica industry

In the first part of their report on Indian mica mines and processing units, Pranav Sinha and Nidhi Gupta look at the industry’s devastating safety re...

UK sets out climate adaptation approach ahead of COP26

The government has set out the UK’s approach to preparing for climate change effects at home and supporting those impacted overseas, fulfilling a Pari...

Waste “career criminal” ordered to pay £2.1m

A convicted waste crime offender has been ordered to pay £2,101,708 following a confiscation case at Worcester Crown Court, which concluded on 22 Dece...

Judicial review application on kerosene waste refused

In Safety-Kleen UK Ltd v Environment Agency, the claimant applied for judicial review of an Agency decision regarding the point at which used kerosene...

New regulations: February

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

IEMA lead joins Race to Zero group

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions and investors for a healthy, resilient zero-carbon ...

Common Cause: Fellows Working Group on Collaboration for Corporate Sustainability

Marc Jourdan introduces a thought piece from the Fellows Working Group on Collaboration for Corporate Sustainability

Introducing the Diverse Sustainability Initiative

Our commitment to diversity ranks highly in our priorities.

IEMA Impact Assessment Steering Group update

The end of 2020 saw four of our members step down, having completed their three years’ service.

A Circular Economy Handbook 2nd ed.

Written by IEMA member and Rethink Global director Catherine Weetman, this book is a guided tour through the concepts and the practicalities underpinn...

Become a Registered Environmental Practitioner

We are delighted to announce that, in partnership with the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), IEMA is offering a streamlined route to Registered En...

Net-zero transition to disrupt 10m UK jobs

Up to 10m high-carbon jobs will be disrupted by the UK’s transition to net-zero emissions during the next three decades, with poorer communities set t...

A new year and renewed vision

Welcome to the first edition of Transform for 2021. I hope it finds you well, and that you managed to find some joy in the festive break, however you ...

UK climate policy: For the long haul

Andrew Jordan and Brendan Moore explain why climate policy must strike the right balance between durability and flexibility

Scotland's circular economy: in the round

Donna Wood, Brian Menzies and Terri Vogt look at examples of Scotland’s circular economy in action, and discuss what it will take for this approach to...

Infrastructure in the UK: Putting down routes

Government announcements on infrastructure reveal a direction of travel but key details are still unknown, says Huw Morris

How green is your garden?

Simon Jones asks what the horticultural industry can do to reflect a changing climate

"Big Question: What outcomes would you like to see from COP26?"

The delayed 26th UN Climate Change Conference is an opportunity to turn the Paris Agreement’s ambition into action

Casting carbon shadows

Matt Tompsett explains his concept of the ‘carbon shadow’, and why it should prompt us to take personal action to combat climate change

Quote,unquote: February/March

Feedback on recent editions of TRANSFORM.

The reading room

New books to be inspired by...

Interview: Jane Davidson on Wales' sustainable development for future generations

Jane Davidson tells Chris Seekings how one small nation is harnessing the power of politics for sustainable development

Eco-cost: Taking account of the sustainability challenge

Robert Mostyn and Graham Dalrymple say there is a growing need to choose products and services based not only on cost, but also on their lifetime ecol...

Homeworking patterns: Out of office

David Burrows reports on how working patterns changed in 2020, the impact on worker wellbeing, and how employers can support those who are working fro...

Prince Charles launches 'Terra Carta' for business

Prince Charles has called on businesses to sign up to Terra Carta - a charter which provides a framework for organisations looking to “bring prosperit...

UK criticised for approving pesticide that harms bees and pollinators

The UK government is to allow farmers to use a bee-harming pesticide on crops this year, despite it being banned in the EU.

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